DIY Cake Pops!

I love Cake Pops! As soon as I heard Living Social – 918 F Street was holding a Cake Pop Decorating class, I signed up. And I’m glad I did. With help from District Desserts, I learned a lot of great tips to make sure your Cake Pops look and taste great. 918 F Street is one of my favorite places to find new and exciting things to do. The location will only be around till April 4th so make your reservation today!

Cake Pop Decorating 101

1. The set up:

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  • Devils Food cake mix + ingredients listed on the box
  • ½ package of vanilla frosting
  • 1 bag White Chocolate Candy Melts
  • 1 bag Light Cocoa Candy Melts
  • Candy sticks (from Michael’s)
  • Styrofoam
  • Food coloring
  • Parchment paper / ziplock bag
  • 4 tbs margarine

2. After baking the Devils Food cake, crumble it up. Mix 1/4 cup crumbled cake with 1 tbs of margarine.

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3. Mix the crumbled cake till you can form soft balls. We used vanilla and chocolate cake mix. 1/4 cup of crumbled cake + 1 tbs of margarine = 3 balls

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4. Melt 1 pack Candy Melts on low heat and fold in 1 tbs margarine for about 6-7 minutes (don’t over stir).

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5. Dip your stick in the melted chocolate first and let it sit for 3-4 minutes. Then poke your rolled ball with the chocolate end of the stick. Dip side ways (not vertical like I did!) and gently swirl once. A quick dip is all you need!

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6. Place your dipped Cake Pop on the Styrofoam block and let cool for 7-8 minutes.

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7. Use food coloring to turn your vanilla frosting into the colors you are looking for. Add 1 drop to 1/8 cup frosting for the light pastel shades below. Put the frosting in a ziplock bag to make a baker’s cone (we used parchment paper which I found really tough to handle).

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8. Decorate and enjoy!

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